Whipped maple butter comes together in a snap and when you add the warmth of cinnamon it only gets better! Slather this butter on banana bread, roasted sweet potatoes, muffins, biscuits, or pancakes.
The only thing I love more than butter is flavored butter. The opportunities and combinations are endless but since I wanted something to slather atop pancakes I knew sweet maple butter was the way to go.
What is Whipped Maple Butter?
Whipped maple butter is butter and maple syrup that's been beat together with a stand mixer or a hand mixer until light and fluffy. It's essentially a whipped compound butter. Compound butter is softened butter that's been mixed together with other sweet or savory ingredients to make a flavored butter.
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You only need five ingredients for this recipe:
- Unsalted butter
- Maple Syrup
- Kosher salt
- Powdered sugar
I will say this recipe calls for a decent amount of maple syrup because maple butter ought to taste like maple!
How to make maple butter
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer combine softened butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, powdered sugar, and kosher salt.
Whip the butter for 7 whole minutes until the butter is light and fluffy.
The beauty of this recipe though is you can taste as you go if you aren't sure you want it so sweet. You can always start with half the maple syrup and cinnamon and taste it then beat in the rest. This is essentially what I did but ultimately my team of taste testers (my dad, husband, and 1 year old) decided they wanted more maple and more cinnamon! And I agreed.
What should I use it for?
Everything! I kid … but seriously here's some delicious ideas for you:
- Roasted sweet potatoes
- Banana bread
- Sweet cornbread
- English muffins
Maple butter will last in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two months.
Yes simply put in a sealed freezer safe container and freeze. Use within 6 months for best results. When ready to use pull the container out of the freezer and place into the refrigerator or let it come to room temperature and then enjoy.
You can use whichever kind of real Grade A maple syrup you prefer. You can use Amber or Dark Amber with the latter having a more robust maple flavor. Just don't use pancake syrup which isn't actually maple syrup but sugar and/or corn syrup with maple flavoring.
Other Recipes With Maple Syrup You Might Like:
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Maple Frosting
- Oven Roasted Carrots with Mustard Maple Sauce
- Peanut Butter Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
Whipped Cinnamon Maple Butter
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Large Bowl
- 4 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
- 7 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ¼ t. cinnamon
- pinch kosher salt
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar (optional)
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer combine the soft butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt.
- Beat on low until the ingredients combine and then beat on medium speed for 6 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy. Stop the beaters and scrape the bowl as necessary to make sure everything is well combined.
- Scrape the butter into a small bowl or jar and enjoy on pancakes, waffles, or toast!